Bar Shutters

Adios bitches: Legendary Houston DJ shutters Washington Ave bar

Adios bitches: Legendary Houston DJ shutters Washington Ave bar

Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters closes
Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters has closed its doors. Chris Nelson/Facebook

The western end of Washington got a little less cool Wednesday night. Legendary Houston DJ Outlaw Dave announced on Facebook that he had closed his biker bar, Outlaw Dave's World Headquarters, to focus on other projects.

 

After 5 years working on this project and running two other businesses, putting on two of Texas' largest motorcycle...

Posted by Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 

For five years, the World Headquarters served as the home of Outlaw Dave's radio show and a reliable venue for live music, cold beer and surprisingly good bar food. Though it had a devoted following, the last three months of mixed beverage taxes reported to the State Comptroller's office barely averaged more than $20,000. In contrast, nearby Canyon Creek Cafe cleared more than $100,000 in each of the last three months. Even newly opened Ladybirds on T.C. Jester, which is nearby Outlaw Dave's, has averaged approximately $47,000 per month in liquor sales.

Expect the space to be snatched up quickly. The eastern end of Washington Ave is in the midst of a restaurant boom with new arrivals like Big Eyed Fish, Mascalzone, Grafitti's and the upcoming B&B Butchers all making a splash. That movement could easily spread west to Rice Military.

If the space could hold a dog park, maybe it would be suitable for a revival of the departed Boneyard. Probably not, but wouldn't that be fun?